Courtney Malone

Here you'll find some of our most recent family stories, as well as tips and tricks for aspiring lifestyle photographers.

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March 25, 2019

I photographed the Westendorf family on an unseasonably warm and beautiful day in early February at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson. Leslie is an incredibly talented designer and owns Maxpatch Studio, a design firm specializing in design for beautiful and functional kid spaces! In fact, she is helping me put together a precious […]

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March 22, 2019

Late last year, a friend of mine asked me to create a black and white traditional portrait of her son. At the time, we had JUST moved, literally within days, into our newly renovated home, and my studio was in complete shambles as we moved into the house! Even though I couldn’t do the portrait […]

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March 21, 2019

I’ve been photographing sweet Charleigh since she was growing in her mommy’s tummy! From maternity to newborns, and now her 6 month milestone session in the studio, I have LOVED watching this sweet girl grow. It all happens so fast, and it’s incredible to see how much she has changed since her newborn session. So […]

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March 18, 2019

The evening of my session with the Ladd Family was looking iffy weather-wise, but due to tight work schedules, the show had to go on! Ultimately, we got a gorgeously foggy evening in early November, and I LOVE the results! We got all of our shots JUST in the nick of time too, as it […]

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March 15, 2019

I love photographing this gorgeous family! Not only because they’re gorgeous and so fun – but because Charlotte is my very best friend! We met when our babies were just babies, and have had the pleasure of watching each other’s babies grow through milestones together. There’s really not much better on the motherhood journey, than […]

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March 13, 2019

As lifestyle newborn photographers, it’s so important that we prep our clients for what to expect at their session! When I first started out as a professional photographer, I learned the hard way that client’s weren’t going to just know what to do to prepare for their session day, and didn’t know how to dress […]

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March 6, 2019

Sweet Lucy girl arrived swiftly and unexpectedly! When mama went to labor, daddy wasn’t even in town! He had to hightail it back to Greenville and made it back for her birth literally JUST in the nick of time! I love birth stories, and it’s one of my favorite things to hear during a Fresh […]

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March 4, 2019

Ooooh Lucy Pearl! This sweet baby girl – I can’t get enough of her. I first met her at her Fresh 48 at Spartanburg Regional, and I about died when I walked in and saw her dream of a nursery. Her sweet mama said she even painted it white so it would photograph well – […]

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March 1, 2019

This sweet family didn’t know whether they’d be having a baby boy or a baby girl, so when baby girl #3 showed up a few weeks early they were all a little surprised! I’m not gonna lie, having three girls would be my DREAM! The matching outfits, the sister sleepovers, the PINK! Gah. It’s just […]

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February 28, 2019

Sweet baby Emily came to see me at less than two weeks old, and was a dream baby for her studio session! The warm studio air and white nose did it’s job, and she slept like a champ for her entire shoot. I love the simplicity of these studio sessions. It doesn’t take much more […]

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February 27, 2019

Being invited into someone’s home during the special and tender time when they’ve just welcomed a brand new baby into their life is incredibly special and intimate! It’s truly a huge honor, and it’s one I don’t take lightly! I always try to be sensitive to the fact that many families are still navigating life […]

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February 22, 2019

Amanda and I were sorority sisters back at the University of Florida, and when she contacted me to let me know she was moving to Greenville I was so excited! Shortly after they moved to town, they were expecting baby #2! I had the honor of photographing their family for a maternity session, as well […]

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